LIFE and FAITH Intertwined

LIFE and FAITH Intertwined

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Join us for worship this Sunday, February 21, at 9 or 11, the second Sunday in our Lenten Theme: LIFE and FAITH Intertwined.   Rev. Gary Heaton’s sermon is titled, “The Pattern of Divine Relationship” and the scripture text is Genesis 15:1-8, 17-18. Steve Rittenhouse and Mary Elizabeth Morris are reading the scripture (Luke 13:31-35) and Gary Morris will lead the Psalter at the second service.  The Chancel Choir anthem at 11 is “Create In Me a Clean Heart”, (Mueller is the composer) and the gathering music by Richard Cummins includes Jesus Makes My Heart Rejoice, a Moravian Hymn, arranged by Robert Elmore, and Aria (Largo) by Handel.


 After these things the word of the Lord came to Abram in a vision, “Do not be afraid, Abram, I am your shield; your reward shall be very great.” But Abram said, “O Lord God, what will you give me, for I continue childless, and the heir of my house is Eliezer of Damascus?”[a] And Abram said, “You have given me no offspring, and so a slave born in my house is to be my heir.” But the word of the Lord came to him, “This man shall not be your heir; no one but your very own issue shall be your heir.” He brought him outside and said, “Look toward heaven and count the stars, if you are able to count them.” Then he said to him, “So shall your descendants be.” And he believed the Lord; and the Lord[b] reckoned it to him as righteousness. Then he said to him, “I am the Lord who brought you from Ur of the Chaldeans, to give you this land to possess.” But he said, “O Lord God, how am I to know that I shall possess it?”  

17 When the sun had gone down and it was dark, a smoking fire pot and a flaming torch passed between these pieces. 18 On that day the Lord made a covenant with Abram, saying, “To your descendants I give this land, from the river of Egypt to the great river, the river Euphrates,

Genesis 15:1-8, 17-18